"There is no return of COVID", Vishaj: The epidemiological situation is calm

The epidemiological situation with COVID-19 remains calm, despite the fact that there was a concern in recent days about a possible return of the virus that closed the whole world in 2020. The Director of the Infectious Disease Clinic, Arben Vishaj, stated for KosovaPress that there is no reason to panic.

The National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (IKSHPK) announced that in the last two weeks (30.08.2023 – 12.09.2023) 67 positive cases and 1 case of death with COVID-19 have been reported in Kosovo. According to the age groups, it turns out that the largest number of cases belong to the age groups 50-59 years old (with 16 cases) and 60-69 years old (with 15 cases) with an average age of 52 years.

However, Vishaj said that the number of infected people is in the range of normal, while for the person who lost his life, he said that COVID was not the main cause of death.

The Director of Infectious Diseases said that people should understand that COVID will stay for a long time but the 67 reported cases is not a high number.

Asked about the symptoms if there is any difference from those already known, Vishaj said that they remain the same temperature, fever, fatigue, lethargy, runny nose and abdominal pain.

Further, Vishaj called on citizens who are not vaccinated to get vaccinated, while citizens who have symptoms of this infection to see their family doctor at the first opportunity.

Vishaj appealed that all those people with symptoms of COVID should not stay in closed spaces where they could potentially endanger others.

According to the National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo (IKSHPK), out of 67 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the municipalities, the largest number of cases was reported by the municipality of Pristina (25 cases), Peja (8 cases) and Gjakova (7 cases) while the highest incidence of cases was reported in the municipality of Pristina with 13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and Kaçanik with 12 cases per 100,000 inhabitants./A.Drenica/ 

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